Bruichladdich Distillery was built in 1881 by the Harvey brothers. The Harveys are a dynastic whisky family with over a century of distillery ownership including Glasgow’s Yoker and Dundas Hill Distilleries. The three brothers decided to combine their expertise to build a third Harvey Distillery: Bruichladdich.
Unbelievable complexity on the nose, the aromas lift from the glass in an almost orderly procession. First a rich marzipan, then walnut, crème caramel, turkish delight, hints of strawberry, violet, and coconut. A little sharpness on the palate is a nod to the strength but quickly the satin texture covers the palate to give a viscous, round mouthfeel. The oak gives a hint of dryness but also waves of coconut, Turkish delight, soft caramel, and spiced orange. While on the palate there appears less complexity than on the nose, an important balance, texture, and defined style serves to highlight the aromatic aspect of this whisky. It seems the finish will go on forever.
Best Served neat.